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James Bond

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Derek M, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Derek M

    Derek M Member

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    OK, in the glow of getting my email today I will post something that has been on my mind for a long time. It is probably too late now, but wouldn't the Model S have been the perfect Bond car? Imagine 007 calling up M on the 17 inch screen, shooting rockets out of the frunk, etc., etc. It's fast, cool, versatile, and high tech. Perfect!

    Anyone else feeling like James Bond out there?!
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'd say it would be the perfect Q car. It's a bit too technical for Bond.
     
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    #3 TEG, Jun 7, 2012
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    I think I recall hearing that they tried that with the Roadster, but got "out bid" by some bigger car company who wanted their vehicles placed exclusively instead.

    Placement in "Iron Man 2" would have been logical, but that didn't happen.
    Tesla fan Robert Downey Jr. (as Iron Man) ends up in a Honda NSX concept in the Avengers movie.
    Bigger advertising $ wins.
     
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    With the Roadster sold out, and the first production year of the Model S sold out long ago, there wasn't really a need to spend anything on advertising - these things sold themselves. :) Placement in Iron Man 3, when the Model S production line is cranked up and they have way more to sell, would make a ton more sense.
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Are you thinking of The Avengers? Pretty sure he was still driving Audi in Iron Man 2...

    To the original question: No no no... Bond should be in a Aston Martin. Period. The three movies where he got stuck with BMW was just a temporary mind-fart. The man drives British.

    Now if he runs into Felix Leiter again, him I would expect in a Model S...
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Now there's a business opportunity.....elocution lessons! View attachment 6548
     
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    It was BMW. Siry commented here that the movie's Director wanted the Roadster for Bond but as you said the company that pays, plays.
     
  9. ManuVince

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    Yeah product placement strategy in movies is a plague.
    Some movies are plain rubbish and their only aim is to do product placement (For example, Transformers : Big GM ad)
     
  10. doug

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    I thought it was Ford. Ford had HFCVs in Quantum of Solace. There were also some spectacular supposed hydrogen explosions in that film. Ford was a sponsor in the previous film as well.
     
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    Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your view, this latest Bond film doesn't get made without significant product placement fees. No studio would touch it unless it was self funded.
     
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    Fords in a Bond movie is so wrong on so many levels...

    "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive this piece of..."
     
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    It was played for comedy but he once had a chase scene in a Duex Chevaux. Classic.
     
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    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Bond: Do you expect me to walk?
    Goldfinger:
     
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    Since only a small portion of the Bond audience is in a position to buy a Tesla, it would be near impossible to recoup such a million dollar investment ($25M? $50M?) from Tesla.
     
  17. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    And what's worse, they'd probably put in a running out of charge scene.
     
  18. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Although the bond car in Goldfinger was a DB-5, so not a piece of crap. Now, the Sunbeam Alpine II from Dr. No wasn't any great shakes. Then again, it was the first film and the budget probably wasn't all that great.
     
  19. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Yeah, but Ford owned Aston Martin at the time so it's not surprising that the movie got the bad with the good.

    Edit: this was in response to the comment about Fords not belonging in bond movies.
     
  20. doug

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    Seems you missed the joke.
     

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